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Where does Declan Rice rank among most expensive English players including Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish?

Philip Marsh
Where does Declan Rice rank among most expensive English players including Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish?DAZN

After weeks of speculation, Declan Rice finally has a new home as his £10m transfer from West Ham United to Arsenal is complete.

Plenty of English players have fetched a generous transfer fee, including Rice who is now tied for seventh in the list of most expensive players of all time.

But where does the midfielder rank in terms of English players?

DAZN takes a look at the top 10 most expensive English players to ever be bought.

T1. Declan Rice - £100m

Rice's transfer to Arsenal makes him tied in first place for the most expensive English footballer of all time.

The potential £5m in add-ons which are part of the deal could see Rice top the table on his own, as he prepares to begin life with the Gunners.

The £100m plus paid for Rice is by far Arsenal's biggest transfer fee paid, smashing the £72m paid for Nicolas Pepe.

T1. Jack Grealish - £100m

The only other nine-figure English player is Jack Grealish, who joined Manchester City from Aston Villa for £100m in 2021.

That move is also the biggest in Manchester City's history, more than the £63m they paid for Spanish midfielder Rodri.

Grealish left his boyhood club to join the Citizens, but has been rewarded with silverware including the ellusive treble which Manchester City won last season.

3. Jude Bellingham - £88.5m

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Jude Bellingham is the only player in the top 10 most expensive English players to move to a club outside of the Premier League.

Bellingham's move from Borussia Dortmund to La Liga's Real Madrid cost Los Blancos £88.5m.

Like Rice's move, Bellingham's includes add-ons which could see the total cost rise to £115m eventually.

4. Harry Maguire - £80m

The most expensive English defender is Manchester United's Harry Maguire, who joined the club from Leicester back in 2019 for £80m.

Maguire's performances at the club have not always been at the level fans expected after such a hefty price tag, but he remains a key player for club and country.

Maguire remains the most expensive defender of all time, above Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Chelsea's Wesley Fofana.

5. Jadon Sancho - £73m

The second Manchester United player on the list is Jadon Sancho, who like Bellingham left Borussia Dortmund in a massive transfer.

Sancho set United back £73m to acquire his services, and like Maguire has not lit up the Premier League to the level fans expected.

However, at just 23 years old, Sancho still has plenty of time to prove his worth, and he already has 23 England caps to his name.

6. Mason Mount - £55m

The third straight Manchester United player on this list is Mason Mount, who is another of the big transfers of 2023.

Mount left Chelsea, where he had been part of the set-up since joining the youth academy in 2005, to join United at a cost of £55m.

Mount made his competitive debut for Chelsea back in 2019 after loan spells with Vitesse and Derby County, but is still just 24 years old.

T7. Raheem Sterling - £50m

Raheem Sterling almost makes this list twice, having moved from Liverpool to Manchester City for £44m before the Citizens made a bit of profit in selling him to Chelsea for £50m in 2022.

Sterling's first season at Chelsea was not prolific, but he did score six goals in 28 appearances for the London club.

Sterling also has 82 England caps to his name, during which time he has scored 20 international goals.

T7. Ben White - £50m

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The only other Arsenal player on the list is defender Ben White, who joined the Gunners from Brighton and Hove Albion in 2021 for £50m.

White has proved his versatility during his time with Arsenal, having joined originally as a centre-back but being played regularly at right-back last season to cover for injuries.

The 25-year-old only has four England caps to his name, but was part of Gareth Southgate's squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

9. John Stones - £47.5m

A big reason for White's lack of England caps is John Stones, who has been a reliable figure at the heart of defence for Manchester City and England.

Stones joined City back in 2016 having impressed for Everton, who had originally signed the defender from Barnsley.

The 29-year-old has played at two World Cups and is approaching 80 caps for England.

T10. Aaron Wan Bissaka, Kyle Walker, Ben Chilwell and Kalvin Phillips - £45m

Tied for 10th place is four different players, all who fetched £45m in the transfer market.

Manchester City's Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips are joined by Manchester United's full-back Aaron Wan Bissaka and Chelsea's Ben Chilwell.